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Today's News

  • Red Cross merger means more resources

    I am excited to share the news that the Lancaster County Chapter of the American Red Cross has merged with the York County Chapter of the American Red Cross to form the Upper Palmetto Chapter.

    This means a greater strength and Red Cross presence for our residents in Lancaster County. By way of this new alliance, the Red Cross is doubling its capacity and resources to better serve the local community in times of need.

  • Super-Delegate at 21 years old
  • Residents should have voice at meetings

    I am writing about John Baker's proposal to Lancaster County Council to prohibit naming government buildings after living individuals.

    I am amazed that Wayne Kersey is too arrogant to think more deeply into the matter. Mr. Baker has done his homework and pointed out that in naming government buildings could result in embarrassment. Let's suppose Mr. Kersey is protecting the possibility of having his name on a building.

  • Anti-cockfighters seek to take away rights

    This is directed to every South Carolinian and American from every walk of life – whether you are a school teacher, housewife, public official, politician, CEO, animal rights activist, animal fighting proponent, retiree, vegetarian, meat lover, city slicker or country bumpkin.

    I am disgusted by all the hoop-lah being stirred up by the cockfighting raid in York County on Super Bowl Sunday. All the preaching that ensued about toughening the law because of all the "horror, cruelty and bad things" that supposedly goes on during cockfights.

  • Woman asks for return of photos in stolen billfold

    Woman asks for return of photos in stolen billfold

    On Feb. 12, my billfold was stolen out of my purse at the Family Dollar Store in Kershaw at 513 S. Hampton St. My billfold was gray in color with two zippers on each side.

    The billfold and the money are really of no value to me. But the pictures of my family are my world.

    Since I lost my son in 1995, I have very little left of him except the pictures that were in my billfold.

  • Getting there was always half of the fun

    These days, we don't do very much advanced planning for an automobile trip. The Evanses just jump in the car and go.

    But, if the destination is new, we get out a road atlas or let the computer map it out for us in great detail.

    As a youngster, I didn't get to tag along on very many road adventures. Places like Ridgeway, Winnsboro or Charlotte were just about the only places of interest we visited. Those trips were mostly to shop for seasonal clothing or to check on relatives.

    However, I do recall one trip to Tampa to visit Momma's brothers.

  • York Co. group offers shelter organizers guidance

    The Interfaith Hospitality Network of shelters in York County has been helping the working poor with children for nine years.

    Now that some Lancaster County churches are trying to organize a network of homeless shelters, they're looking to the York County group for guidance.

    "We're proud to support Lancaster County," said Jennifer Coye, executive director of the Interfaith Hospitality Network in York County. "We've come down there to the community meetings to talk about how things work here."

  • County wrestlers quest for crowns

    Three county prep wrestling teams head to different mat locales this weekend, but their goals are the same.Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster teams launch state championship hopes in the individual high school wrestling championships.Indian Land and Lancaster will compete in Upper State meets for their respective classes. Buford ventures to the Lower State in launching its postseason grappling hopes.The tournaments open today and continue through Saturday.

  • Reliving the struggles, traditions of slavery

    Slavery frustrated and drained Kessie so much that she asked God to take her life away.

    She had been dragged from her homeland of Africa, brought to America on a ship and forced into life as a slave. Through the process, she was separated from her family and doubted if she would ever see them again.

    Kessie's frequent loud calls to God and emotional hymns represented the pain she had been feeling for a long time.

    She and other slaves were often whipped by their masters, leaving blood running from their backs and mouths. She wondered if life could get any worse.

  • Early run keys Cats by Vols

    DILLON - The first period had a lasting impact on Dillon High School's 68-51 win over Andrew Jackson in the opening round of the Class AA Lower State basketball playoffs Wednesday night.

    The Wildcats, boosted by a 15-1 start, built a 22-6 first-quarter lead on the way to the 17-point win over the Volunteers.